How Put Texture to Sphere

I want to put texture to sphere like in this image (maybe not exactly, but the same way):

Tried UW Unwrap, but result is no good:

What should I do?

Is it possible to positionate object with Dupliface option with full control on its position? For example, if we need to distribute one face (exactly same form and size) of icosphere to it… Now I’m stuck in the middle of this:


Try unwrapping with “Sphere Projection”, but you will need an UV Sphere for this (as the name suggests :slight_smile: )

Tried to use Unwrap and here is the result.

It’s almost what I want, but something happens with pattern - circle became an oval. Why?

Here is my pattern: